SHARING GOOD PRACTICE

Why every teacher should have a Twitter account

Social media is arguably the most powerful communication tool today, because it engages people of all ages and backgrounds. The effective use of social media...

Promoting student leadership roles

Outstanding teachers have a wide repertoire of strategies to engage the learners in their care. Across Early years, Primary School and beyond, I have had...

Empower young learners with self chosen play

Many young children may lack play opportunities in their local environment. Schools therefore, need to teach children how to play. This aspect is often difficult to...

Wellbeing in schools: A paradox in education

I was invited to give a 10-minute SPARK presentation at this year’s GESS conference entitled Wellbeing. The topic was chosen because wellbeing is such a...

Interacting with the Emirati Parent

    The UAE prides itself on having a rich culture and heritage, which is often influenced by their Islamic beliefs. Arabic is the most commonly spoken...

Help students to make the most of online learning

While I have never taught completely online courses, I have been teaching hybrid courses and using online course management programmes for many years. This article...

Top 6 ways to safely promote your school on social media

It seems like schools are still struggling to balance using social media, and hiding behind the “eSafety” card. Communities thrive on positive storytelling, but it...

Taming Twitter to benefit students’ learning

Social Media is redefining the way people communicate in the 21st century. The disruptive impact of social media is extending to reshape almost all aspects...

The do’s and don’ts of asking for a promotion

Asking for a raise or promotion can often be an uncomfortable, nerve wrecking and awkward experience. Figuring out exactly what to say can be extremely...

8 Ways schools could stem the tide of teachers leaving

Treat your teachers well inside and outside school: Treat all the teachers as individual human beings. As leaders, we first need to ensure that...